Inside Higher Education features an article today on
student “tent cities.” They’re supposed to show the need for increased
governmental spending on higher education. One student is quoted as saying,
“We should be building coalitions to shift the burden to politicians.” What
she actually means, of course, is that politicians should shift more of the
cost of her education to the taxpayers.
There is a depressing entitlement mentality at work here and, surprisingly
enough, the UMass chancellor, John Lombardi, comes right out and says so.